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'Portlandia' renewed by IFC for two more seasons

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Fred Armisen would be leaving Saturday Night Live after appearing in 138 episodes over 11 years on the show. 

Luckily for him, his fallback gig is pretty solid.

IFC has renewed his series, 'Portlandia,' for two additional seasons. Each will consist of 10 episodes and they will air in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

The comedy, which also stars Carrie Brownstein, first premiered in early 2011. As you likely guessed from the title, it is set in and filmed in the greater Portland, Oregon area, and it shares its name with a well-known sculpture near the Portland Building on Fifth Avenue in Portland (the sculpture appears in the show's title sequence).

"Portlandia has celebrated sustainable local agriculture, underemployment, avian crafting, gender politics, intense bicycle messengers and so much more,” said IFC President and General Manager Jennifer Caserta. "We can now celebrate two more seasons."

It has become a haven for fantastic guest stars. Among those that have appeared are Selma Blair, Aimee Mann, Heather Graham, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Sudeikis, Eddie Vedder, Gus Van Sant, Tim Robbins, Kyle MacLachlan, Chloe Sevigny, Roseanne Barr, Jeff Golblum, Patton Oswalt and Martina Navratilova.

Andrew Singer and Jonathan Krisel produce the show for Broadway Video Television and IFC Original Productions. 

In addition to starring on the show, Armisen and Brownstein are the creators and co-writers (along with Krisel).

Are you happy the show is coming back? Have you seen it?

Here is a clip from the show's first season, if you are unfamiliar with the show.


- Fred Armisen
- Portlandia

Written by: Hamatosan
Jun 12th, 2013, 2:01 am

Images courtesy of IFC

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